Drill Baby Drill!!! Another Explosion in Gulf. Oil Is King

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    An oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Louisiana, WDSU reports. Thirteen workers aboard the rig were reportedly thrown into the water, but have been accounted for.

    Update at 11:35 a.m. ET: MSNBC quotes a Coast Guard spokesman as saying all of the workers were wearing protective gear.
     
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    That link you have doesnt really support what your claiming. Its just an article stating that BP is about to release a report on the cause of the oil rig explosion
     
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    Do you have another link?
     
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    Fox just came on with an announcement that there had been an explosion, no real information concerning what the rig was doing.
     
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    I see Obama has blown up another well
     
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    Who cares?

    An empty oil rig blew up and injured a worker. If we had a national headline for every construction worker who gets injured, that's all we would ever hear about.
     
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    Between 2001 and 2010 in the Gulf there have been 858 explosions or fires on oil rigs, 1,349 injuries and 69 deaths per the U.S. Minerals Management Service. So another explosion is not an unsual event. Oil rigs are inherently dangerous and always will be. The deeper they must drill the more dangerous it will get because of the pressures involved, yet without the oil we are seeking what is our future? Wind energy, sea energy, solar energy, and nuclear energy are possible but the costs to the consumer, you and me, are what drives the market. Would you be willing to pay $5.00 a gallon for gas?
     

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